WELCOME TO KIRKWOOD UCC
Kirkwood United Church of Christ is called by God to be an open, diverse and caring community of Jesus’ disciples. In following Christ’s commandment to love one another, we welcome all who wish to share in the fellowship, membership, leadership, worship, ministry, sacraments, rites, responsibilities and blessings of our faith community. As we affirm that every person is a child of God, no one is excluded, regardless of race, ethnic or socio-economic background, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, nationality, or faith background. We are an Open and Affirming congregation. All are welcome here!
About Sunday Services at KUCC
Location: Our address is 1603 Dougherty Ferry Rd, Kirkwood, 63122. We are at the corner of Dougherty Ferry and Lindemann. Parking is available in the lot behind the church and on Dougherty Ferry Road. Handicap parking is in the parking lot on the west side of the church.
Time: Worship is at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. Hearing assistive devices are available.
Childcare is provided for babies through 3-year-olds in our nursery.
Children’s classes meet during worship, after the children’s message. Adult classes follow the service, with childcare provided. For more information on programs for children and youth, see our Youth Programs page.
KUCC is embarking on its annual campaign to fund the ministries of our church. We do so with gratitude for God’s many blessings to us and for the opportunities we have to share and to serve others. We are asking members to include their mission giving in this year’s pledge so that we can budget more effectively. Please join in our effort to share our abundance with those in need.
KUCC Potluck Picnic – October 2nd
In celebration of Fall and fellowship within the KUCC community, the Worship and Music Team will be sponsoring a pot luck meal after worship on October 2, 2016 on the lawn outside church. Everyone is invited to bring a dish of your choosing, main, side or dessert, to share with the group. Beverages will be provided. Please come so we can enjoy the fun and fellowship of each other’s company around the communal table. That’s just the way Christianity was practiced in its earliest days. We look forward to the joy and strength it can bring to our church this season! See you there!
Membership Information Lunch Sunday OCT. 9th
Wondering what Kirkwood UCC is all about? If you have questions about KUCC’s history, ministries, hopes and dreams, you are invited to meet with Pastor Betsy and some members of our KUCC Church Council on Sunday, October 9th at Noon in the Friendship Room (where Sunday morning coffee hour is held). We will share information and casual conversation over a light lunch. Whether you’re already a KUCC member, or are considering membership at KUCC (or neither of these!), we hope you’ll join us. Please RSVP Donna Bay at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can plan for the meal. We welcome new members into the congregation four times a year, and will be doing so again on Sunday, October 23rd.
Building Renewal Plan Approved by Congregation!
At a special meeting of the congregation after worship on September 25, a quorum of our membership voted unanimously to proceed with plans for our facility renewal: reconfiguring the main floor of the church for flexible use, including fellowship meals; repairing and resurfacing the parking lot; and adding a lift to provide accessible entry from the main parking lot. Half of the cost will come from funds on hand, and we will conduct a capital campaign in February and March of 2017 to raise the other half. We rejoice in reaching these decisions after many years of praying and discussing how to make our facility serve the mission we feel called by God to fulfill.
Second Book Sale Scheduled for November 5
The next KUCC Book Sale will be November 5th from 8 am to 1 pm. People are welcome to drop off books to be donated anytime during normal church business hours. We will also be having a bake sale at the same time as the book sale. You can leave books in the basement or to the right of the entrance to the office. All donations gladly accepted!
ADULT EDUCATION–UCC Polity with Geoffrey Black of Eden Seminary
Rev. Black, now a visiting professor at Eden Theological Seminary, served as the Seventh General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ (UCC), from 2009 to 2015. He will explain the organization of the United Church of Christ as a denomination and how its agencies, supporting the autonomous authority of the local congregations, create our unique polity—a term which refers to ““the manner in which a denomination governs and administers its life and relationships among the individuals, churches and groups within it.” From UCC Polity—The United Church of Christ
Women’s Fellowship Event Wednesday October 12th
Hi all you ladies out there, the Women’s Fellowship is going on a tour of the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. We will be meeting at the church at 11:00 am to carpool to the hospital. The tour will last about an hour and then after the tour, we will go to lunch together at the Boat House in Forest Park. We hope you can come to this event. Please let Evelyn Appel (314- 965-5014) or Vi Hennen(314-650-1284) know if you are able to come. We will be needing to make reservations at the Boat House if you are planning on going to